October 2013

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News

The fan experience meets the profit motive

The intersection of two human impulses – play and profit – was at the center of an entertaining and informative Mitchell Lecture on Oct. 8 in O'Brian Hall. [Read More / Watch Video / View Photos]

A question of access

The notion of a "civil Gideon"- a guarantee of access to counsel for poor litigants in civil proceedings - took center stage at SUNY Buffalo Law School with a series of discussions on Oct. 3. [Read More / View Photos]

Putting segregation to the numbers test

Capping a two-day Baldy Center workshop called "Race, Space, and Exclusion," a State University of New York at Albany professor and demographics expert delved into the difficulties of using statistics to study racial segregation in American communities. [Read More]

A hard look at government surveillance

Government surveillance was the backdrop for a spirited Oct. 2 discussion at the Law School, in which three constitutional law professors explored recent revelations that the National Security Agency, in its fight against terrorism, has been gathering massive amounts of information on Americans' electronic communications. [Read More]

Buffalo Criminal Law Center puts scholars in touch worldwide

"A robust exchange of ideas" is the guiding principle behind an ambitious series of initiatives planned by the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, SUNY Buffalo Law School's platform for in-depth study of U.S., international and comparative criminal law. [Read More]

For some students, the summer commute included a long plane trip

Three SUNY Buffalo Law students made good use of their passports this summer, as they flew off to work at legal internships in Europe and Central and South America. [Read More]

Events

Zimmerman defense attorneys to speak at 10th anniversary of area trial competition

Two key members of the defense team that won acquittal for the defendant in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida will be in Buffalo on Thursday, November 7 as part of the 10th annual Buffalo Niagara Trial Competition, hosted by SUNY Buffalo Law School. [Read More]


Events Calendar

Oct. 24 - CLE: Litigating in the Media

Oct. 29 - CLE: Corporate Counsel Grievances and Conflicts: How to Avoid Them

Nov. 12 - Toxic Torts Presentation

Nov. 14 - A Discussion on U.S. v. Windsor and the Defense of Marriage Act with Associate Professor Michael Boucai

Nov. 21 - CLE: Representing Medical Practices & Practitioners


Mark your calendar for the following future events:

January 2014 (Date TBD) – CLE: Ethics (Topic TBD)

January 31, 2014Edwin F. Jaeckle Luncheon in New York City

February 2014 (Date TBD) - CLE: Dignity for all Students Act (DASA)

May 2014 (Date TBD) - CLE: Representing Vineyards and Breweries

Call for Alumni Volunteers

Oct. 21-25 - Desmond Moot Court Competition seeks judges (CLE credit will be provided)

Nov. 8-11 - Buffalo-Niagara Moot Court Competition seeks volunteers (CLE credit will be provided)

Spotlight on Alumni

Steven Schurkman '80 to be honored for elder law work

A SUNY Buffalo Law alumnus who for more than 15 years has taken his legal expertise into the community to fight elder abuse will be honored for his efforts October 16. [Read More]

Alum's book tells a story of hard-edged politics from a century ago

The little-known story of William Sulzer, the only New York governor ever impeached, gets a full telling in a new book by Jack O'Donnell '10 – a project that began as an independent-study project when the author was at SUNY Buffalo Law. [Read More]

Going high, going far, wearing blue

Mornings in Mexico City, says Alberto Benitez '86, are surprisingly chilly. But if you're about to run 26 miles and change – breathing air that is thin with altitude and thick with pollution – you welcome the cool. [Read More]

Giving

Richard Lipsitz '43 recalls a storied career in employment law

Looking back on his career, Richard Lipsitz '43 says, "I finally came to the point where I realized that I owe a lot of my success in my life and my career to the Law School, and it was a sensible thing to leave some money to it." Lipsitz has pledged a bequest of $50,000 in support of the Legal Analysis, Research and Writing program. [Read More]

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Freeze Frame

Smiles from some of our recent events:

10/08/13 - 2013 Mitchell Lecture
The intersection of two human impulses – play and profit – was at the center of an entertaining and informative Mitchell Lecture on Oct. 8 in O'Brian Hall.

10/04/13 - Class Reunion Cocktail Reception
To kick-off a festive Reunion Weekend for the classes of 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993, and 2003, a Reunion Class Cocktail Party was held at the Mansion in Buffalo, NY.

10/04/13 - The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys wine and cheese tasting event
The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) held an event honoring Kate Cerulli '92 and Suzanne Tomkins '92 in recognition of the work being done to address domestic violence through the Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic.

10/03/13 - Access to Justice Hearing
New York State’s chief judge, Hon. Jonathan Lippman, has made "access to justice" a centerpiece of his tenure, and the day began as Lippman and others heard testimony in the Francis M. Letro Courtroom about the need for civil legal services and ways in which judges, law school and practitioners are trying to meet that need.

09/24/13 - CNY Reception
The CNY Chapter along with the Onondaga County Bar Association hosted a meet and greet with members of the judiciary at JRyans Pub.

08/25/13 - Benitez Marathon '86
Mornings in Mexico City, says Alberto Benitez ’86, are surprisingly chilly. But if you’re about to run 26 miles and change – breathing air that is thin with altitude and thick with pollution – you welcome the cool.


Career Corner

Network the Nation

Thank you from Career Services to the 20+ alumni and friends who mentored students this year’s Network the Nation at SUNY Buffalo Law School.


Participate in Career Panels

Career Services welcomes alumni to share information and advice in upcoming career panels and job talks. Contact Marc Davies to get involved.


Hire SUNY Buffalo Law School Talent

Recruit talented SUNY Law School students or alumni with the assistance of the CSO. For help in filling your legal or professional hiring needs, contact, Marc Davies at mrdavies@buffalo.edu.

From the Alumni Office

2013-2014 Membership Drive Continues

Please show your support by renewing your membership today. Your membership dues are used towards our many alumni association activities including events and programs hosted by our Chapters in New York City, Rochester, Albany, Chicago, Central New York, and Washington, D.C.

In addition, a portion of your dues support tuition scholarships to help recruit the best and the brightest students to SUNY Buffalo Law School, and to secure your Law School's future as a premier educational institution.

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